To honor the one-year anniversary of the Memphis rapper’s death last month, Young Dolph’s estate released a new posthumous track titled “Get Away,” the first single from the project, which is now confirmed for a December 16 release date.
Announced via an ad in a local newspaper, the 13-track album will feature additional appearances from Key Glock, Peewee Longway, Big Moochie Grape and Snupe Bandz.
Check out the album announcement below:
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The album will arrive as Young Dolph’s murder case continues. Last month, a fourth man, Jermarcus Johnson, was arrested in connection with the shooting and charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
The authorities believe Johnson, 25, helped hide his half-brother Justin Johnson, along with Cornelius Smith, after the deadly shooting.
Johnson and Smith are currently in custody after also being charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, along with firearm charges, earlier this year. Both men have pleaded not guilty and are expected back in court on January 20.
Earlier in November, police arrested 43-year-old Hernandez Govan, who they believe ordered the hit on Dolph. Govan was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree. He has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.
Young Dolph was shot and killed last November while buying cookies for his family at Makeda’s Cookies in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. His cousin and close collaborator Key Glock told Complex in April that he’s simply been “maintaining” since Dolph’s tragic passing last year.
“I’m maintaining. Like, I’m not getting better, I’m not getting worse. I’m just here right now,” he said. “I can’t shake it, man. I ain’t even gonna lie. I can’t even shake it. It is what it is.”
The Paper Route Empire signee said that when he found out Dolph had been gunned down in Memphis, he was at home resting when someone at the house called out his name.
“You know how you can hear how somebody call your name, like the tone of they voice, like you know something wrong you just don’t know what it is?” Glock said. “That’s what it was.”